"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|6 days 4 hours ago||Dunno||
Ohio State has been out of sorts quite a bit this year. Not taking anything away from their defensive effort vs Michigan, but Jake Ruddock seems to have really taken off the last 3 weeks, so perhaps that also contributed to the low(ish) yardage output.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Healing up for last 3 games||
Per On the Banks at Maize n Brew: "However, I think Flood is saving him in hopes he will be at full strength or close to it for the last three games of the season."
|5 weeks 3 days ago||"The job DJ Durkin has done||
"The job DJ Durkin has done at Michigan this year has been nothing short of outstanding. How much longer he will be at Michigan is anyone’s guess."
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Take Lavert Hill.||
Michigan is the favorite to land him, despite him being committed to Penn State.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||3rd guy||
C'sonte York perhaps?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||"I thought power football was going to be boring"||
"It is the opposite."
Agreed; as you all mentioned earlier this year re: Harbaugh "screwing with the defense's run fits", it is beautiful to watch it unfold, even if it isn't always successful (first year and all). The commentary on the myriad tweaks and subtle adjustments has been extremely entertaining, and considering how Harbaugh adjusts according to his talent, we're certain to continue to see more.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Spyglass yep||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Rutgers, 56%?||
"Pre" expectations and all but that's just...phew
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||Right||
Clemson has like 12 in the box on first down and ND keeps running.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I see you Jim, and raise you||
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Even U-Block Writers||
They're confidently suggesting 31-17 - Utah - with Michigan having their hands full with Booker.
I have a difficult time believing that they'll be able to grind Michigan down for 31 points via the run game. But they're all like "eh, the Booker Michigan saw last year wasn't the real Booker".
But the Michigan they saw was the "real" Michigan (today)? Love that logic.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||With||
Cheech and Chong in the back seat, fo shizzle
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Stolen||
Will make it my new male stripper name!
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Rumor is||
leg injury, likely serious.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||MMORPGs||
Started with UO (think Nintendo had it?), then graduated to the actual online Ultima Online (was with Red Dragons; GM RedKiller was featured in some magazine back then for being the first to have his (our) own "player city"). This was back during the Glorious and Dread Lord days; back before pre-casting was nerfed (pre-cast explosion, equip your halberd of vanquishing, clank clank, unequip, spell resolves); when stat loss reds were exciting. Hythloth dungeon? Ugh. Name was Onslaught (forgot the name of the shard).
Then EverQuest when the main guilds all over the news were Fires of Heaven, AfterLife, and Legacy of Steel.
Dabbled with Asheron's Call after, then dove into World of Warcraft. In between played with LotR but..found my way back to World of Warcraft.
Otherwise, comic books.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Who is that watching||
@ :11 second mark?
|18 weeks 1 day ago||?||
"I guess my biggest takeaway from this is that the sky is most definitely NOT falling for Michigan with Rudock as our probable starter."
|18 weeks 5 days ago||A few||
Started collecting comic books when I was 10 - most notably Uncanny X-Men (Chris Claremont run - Byrne, Paul Smith favorite artists), Alpha Flight, Amazing Spider Man, Incredible Hulk, Elektra: Assassin 12 issue series, Daredevil, Watchmen. Was extremely partial to Marvel and a few indies.
Memorables? Miami Mice, Fish Police, the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when they were black and white pencils and magazine size iirc, Contest of Champions, What If Jean Grey Lived?, Death of Jean Grey story Arc, Mutant Massacre story arc. Absolutely fantastic stuff back then.
Later the owner of Big Planet Comics in Vienna persuaded me to check out Grant Morrison's JLA relaunch. That led to checking out different Batman comics (most notably Frank Knight's Dark Knight, DK:R, and DK: SB). Kingdom Come was an incredible read (Mark Waid iirc?) coupled with Alex Ross' beautiful artwork.
As an aside, resisted checking out Daredevil on NetFlix as I was still scarred from Ben Affleck's Daredevil. Was skeptical of a television show's ability to capture both the character AND the superhero. Hooo boy, was I wrong.
And oops - how could I forget about Secret Wars (especially #4 with Hulk holding up a 50 billion ton mountain and #8 with Spidey's new black suit (symbiote)?
|18 weeks 5 days ago||How much||
for just one rib?
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Sorry for size...||
|19 weeks 5 days ago||How about||
A used Jimmy hat?
|20 weeks 14 hours ago||Dark grey/rainy grey style||
Am thinking it's a nod to Frank Miller's style, who introduced "gritty" into comics.
|22 weeks 16 hours ago||Heard the opposite about Auburn||
That's interesting. 247 reporting that Auburn may have emerged as one of (if not the) biggest threats.
|22 weeks 16 hours ago||Not only that||
Kurelic stated that WOTS was that Michigan led (OSU felt the same) - but of course he had to add that OSU will still be in hot and heavy pursuit.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Recognize||
|23 weeks 2 days ago||It's Devin Gil...||
|27 weeks 5 days ago||battle||
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Not sure. Grew up in Jamaica||
Earliest memory of watching American Football defintely includes hearing Keith Jackson's voice talking about The Big House/The Rose Bowl ("The grand daddy of them all"). Always loved the uniforms and fight song. I remember Butch Woolfolk and Jamie Morris; definitely recall the hit on sideline against Penn State. I remember seeing Dave Boston and Woodson pushing and shoving; Desmond doing the pose and at first thinking no way is he going to catch that wait wait is there a cha - BLOODCLAAT HIM REALLY CATCH DA SUMN DEH? Saw Steve Emtman (sp) being quite the annoyance; I recall being VERY nervous when Michigan played...Ryan Leaf and Washington State. I recall the stomach ache when Rocket Ismail ran two touchdowns back (1989?). Had moved to America and attended Bishop McNamara when a classmate was being recruited pretty heavily by OSU and Michigan; I was rooting HARD for Mark to go to Michigan. Said Lloyd Carr called while he wasn't home yet told him if he wanted to go to Michigan that he'd have been there for the phone call - so he ended up going to OSU. Ew.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Also||
"Understand how a black hole warps/curves space time.Taking this into consideration, a beam of light has to travel a greater distance the closer it is to a black hole. On the other hand, light will continue to travel at speeds of 300,000 km/sec to an observer within that gravitational field - so time will go more slowly for that individual as compared to someone outside that gravitational field (per the time/distance relationship of speed)."
That applied to Brand and Cooper from Interstellar, who returned to The Endurance to find that Romilly had aged 23 years. Time for them slowed down relative Romilly who was outside of the gravitational influence of Gargantua.
Have heard that it may be easier to visualize space as a blanket, and planets/planetoids/stars as dropped objects on the blanket. The heavier the object, the stronger the "influence" it will have on say...a penny rolled towards it. Same effect on a beam of light.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||No, Mayweather didn't "dodge."||
Simply isn't true. This is something that pundits and Roach threw out there. Both camps are responsible for the fight not happening until now (if Manny wasn't with Top Rank the fight would have happened long ago).
Mayweather's (and their camp) animus for Bob Arum is well documented - and vice versa. He bought out his contract for $750k years ago and they refused to do business with one another for years (primarily Mayweather refusing to do business with Arum, since Arum wanted one thing for his career and Mayweather wanted another).
Cotto and Mayweather were discussed initially (when Cotto was with Top Rank) but again...Bob Arum. Cotto left Top Rank, and the fight with Mayweather was made quickly. Arum tried to get Mayweather to fight Margarito; he wasn't interested - Arum. Note no Mayweather vs Timothy Bradley discussions ever. Why? Arum. This is the first Top Rnak opponent for Mayweather I believe in the last...10 years? For those who may have followed boxing closely, years ago under Top Rank he was "Pretty Boy Floyd." Clean image, no facial hair, not much bluster. After Top Rank, it became "Money Mayweather." It's mostly a show (I think there's some Kanye in there also; supremely talented with a fair amount of asshole).
When Floyd first discussed random testing, Manny said nope, citing that he couldn't give blood within a month of the fight because it exhausted him - yet was caught on an HBO special giving blood within 20 days of a fight. When someone caught that and pointed it out to Bob Arum, he was caught completely off guard and and said he'd have to go check on that.
The "dodging" and "running" complaints are interesting. There's a ton of skill in Mayweather's defense and offense; there's a reason he has the highest hit/miss percentage in CompuBox history. There's also reason he's one of the best defensive fighters ever with Willie Pep, Pernell Whitaker, Wilfredo Benitez. They all employed a hit while getting hit less strategy (Willie Pep famously won a round without throwing a punch). He uses the shoulder roll to great effect which nobody else in boxing has used with any success (save his father and uncle). Offense he uses pull counters (opponent flicks a jab; he anticipates it, flinches back, and throws a lead right over it), check hooks, and tons of angles. Guillermo Rigondeaux is another great, great counter puncher who uses a more defense first approach, but he's also easier to goad into a back and forth. Check the highlights vs. Nonito Donaire.
As far as the opponent, it's on Manny to cut the ring off. Manny was not likely to win in the middle of the ring; he needed to throw punches in volume though (which the apparent shoulder injury impacted). Manny does have really good footwork, and usually uses tons of angles with both punches AND feet. And one of the commentators noted, he didn't cut the ring off at all - he walked in straight lines mostly.